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Its Friday night and youre ready to have some fun You call all of your friends make the pans and youre off Your choice a nice movie to watch and enjoy After reaching your destination getting dropped off and saying goodbye to your parents you go to the ticket sale counter I would like to order number of people with you to movie or your choice you say Sorry but that movies is sold out Would you like to watch another one says the lady behind the counter You look around at all of the advertisements You ask for your second third and fourth choiceall sold out All they have left to buy tickets for is some lame old G-Rated movies and those awesome R movies But youre 14 Theres no way that youre going to be seen in a kiddy movie and they definitely arent going to let you into an adult movie So whats a teen to do You reluctantly go inside use a payphone and its couch city for you this Friday A night ruined all because of a rating system that is totally out of whack First lets look at the factual side of this matter The Motion Picture Association of America MPAA decides the ratings for movies In 1968 Backed by Supreme Court the MPAAs president Jack Valenti proposed a rating system where adults would be free to view any movie they pleased but children would still be protected from inappropriate films So who decides these ratings It is done so by a board of 8 to 13 members whose qualifications include being a parent being able to put themselves in the role of most American parents and possessing an intelligent maturity Even some of the high people of America say that this rating thing is a little unjust Says Liana Benin PhD I dont think that 13 or 14-year-olds shouldnt be allowed to see what they want
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